Text von Roger Anderson.Munich: Schirmer/Mosel, 1978 Stock Code: 125358
First edition, first printing, signed on the title page, of Petersen's most significant work, the result of a three year project in which the photographer captured the lives of the denizens of a Hamburg bar. It is regarded as a seminal work in the development of European photography for its intimacy. Petersen himself said that "the people at the Café Lehmitz had a presence and a sincerity that I myself lacked. It was okay to be desperate, to be tender, to sit all alone or share the company of others. There was a great warmth and tolerance in this destitute setting."
Quarto. Printed card wrappers, as issued.
Black and white photographs in the text throughout.
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